As expected by Montana lawmakers and medical industry players, a recreational marijuana ballot initiative has been submitted to state election officials for the 2020 ballot.
But whether voters will see a unified effort or dueling initiatives remains to be seen.
The first ballot initiative was submitted to the Montana Secretary of State on June 28 by MontanaCan. The Marijuana Regulation Act, or Ballot Issue No. 5, as it is currently titled with the Secretary of State's Office, would legalize recreational marijuana use, establish the state's duties in facilitating the industry, and establish tax revenue policies.